30 November 2000 Edition

Council puts lid on discrimination cases

30 November 2000

The Belfast City Council has been accused of operating a policy of censorship on cases brought against it on discrimination grounds. Free article

Prisoners conference in Donegal

30 November 2000

The former republican prisoners' organisation, Coiste na n-Iarchimí, held an awareness building seminar with statutory agencies last Friday in Letterkenny, attended by some 50 people. Free article

FIGHTING RACISM IS NOT A CRIME...

30 November 2000

On 28 March 2000 a group of eleven anti-racists occupied the Taoiseach's constituency office, in protest at proposed draconian measures against asylum seekers. The government was planning to introduce prison ships (so-called `flotels'), forcible fingerprinting and the introduction of police from abroad to catch people fleeing injustice in their own countries. Bertie Ahern had praised the Australian system of dealing with asylum seekers, where people are held in detention centres. Free article

ATGWU honours Merrigan

30 November 2000

Family, friends and comrades of the late trade union leader Matt Merrigan, who died earlier this year, gathered at the head office of the ATGWU in Dublin last Friday night to celebrate his legacy and to rename the union's hall in his honour. Free article

BNFL plans new nuclear power stations

30 November 2000

At least nine new nuclear power stations are in the pipeline in Britain if British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) gets its way. The state-owned company is lobbying the British Government to build a new generation of nuclear power stations. Free article

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Cork protest warship visit

30 November 2000

Cork Ógra Shinn Féin and Cork Sinn Féin last Saturday held a picket outside Cork Harbour Docks to protest the presence of a British Naval vessel. Free article

Fine Gael's health responsibilities

30 November 2000

``Health is likely to be the single biggest issue in the general election''. This was the stunning analysis of John Bruton as he launched the latest in a series of Fine Gael policy documents with Fine Gael health spokesperson Gay Mitchell. Free article

Monaghan maternity services threat resisted

30 November 2000

A threat to end maternity services at Monaghan General Hospital was averted at Monday's meeting of the North Eastern Health Board (NEHB). The Board did not accept closure recommendations after strong opposition emerged to the move, which would adversely affect mothers and children in County Monaghan and beyond. Free article

A tale of two cities

30 November 2000

Terry Fagan hands me an earpiece and soon I hear the voice of an elderly man, not unlike that of the old man with the distinctive Dublin accent from the Brennan's Bread ads. Free article

Sinn Féin attends peace conference in Jordan

30 November 2000

Meath Councillor and Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle member Joe Reilly was recently in Amman, Jordan, where he attended a conference on Leadership: Post-Conflict Peace Building in the city's United Nations University. Free article


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